A tropical depression is expected to form over the west-central Gulf of Mexico tonight or early tomorrow. The main concern from this system is the possibility of up to ten inches of flooding rains that could begin early tomorrow. Tornadoes and gusty winds of 35-40mph are also possible. Landfall is expected sometime Saturday morning in Louisiana.
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Thu Jun 17 2021 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is producing widespread but disorganized cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms. This system is expected to move northward, and a tropical or subtropical depression is likely to form over the west-central Gulf of Mexico tonight or early Friday. An Air Force Reserve Unit reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon, if necessary. Regardless of development, heavy rainfall will continue over portions of Central America and southern Mexico during the next few days. Heavy rains should also begin to affect portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday. Please consult products from your local meteorological service for more information. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent. Forecaster Pasch